Job seeker who is blind or visually impaired, what questions or concerns are all-too-familiar as they relentlessly trouble your mind? I want to know, so I can address your concern, direct you to an expert on the topic, or provide you with a helpful resource.
I recently read an AFB AccessWorld article and immediately knew it needed to reach your hands. I think it will address many of the concerns you have as you embark on your job search.
Perhaps you are unsure of the following:
- Where can I find articles aimed to prepare a visually impaired person for the employment process?
- What online or correspondence courses are available to prepare me for employment?
- Where can I find a list of agencies that have hired persons with visual impairments?
- Is there an online space for reading about the types of jobs blind people are doing?
- Are there professional services who could match me with a job for which I am qualified?
- What are the benefits and challenges of technology in my search for employment?
- Are there useful, accessible apps that will assist the process?
- Is there a student mentoring program where students with disabilities are linked to corporate professionals?
- Is there a network of individuals I can join in advocating for the embracing and supporting of employees who are blind or visually impaired?
If these questions are pertinent to you, you will want to read AFB AccessWorld’s article: Employment Resources for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired to find the answers and begin exploring the plethora of resources available to you.